Thursday, November 08, 2007

Philanthropy Thursday Holding

I am going to have to take a break from anything serious for the month of November. NaNoBloPoMo isn't breaking me, it's NaNoWriMo that's snapping me like a twig. Like a dry, brittle stick that can't get over a plot twist and move past 12,000 words. My back is literally aching with hours of writing each day. The dog hair accumulating in the corners of the wood floors is astounding; I am considering knitting a sweater from all the animal hair that collects in my home during November and raffling it off.

I was going to write today about politics and getting involved locally no matter your affiliation, but, I'm. Just. Out. Of. Thoughts. If you have any, any at all, please give me some of yours today. I beg of you.

Later today, I will post some pictures after I get them developed from the instant camera we used on Sunday. The entire family came out to our town's mock Democratic Convention and supported our candidate and learned a little something about the process of nominating a Presidential candidate. A lot of people in this small town assume that Bob is a staunch conservative, probably because he wears a suit? I don't know. People assume we both are, actually, and I suppose it's the large family thing...I have to think about that one when I have more than one functioning dendrite.

Anyway, a woman who works with my husband watched him pull into the hospital parking lot the other day and her mouth literally fell open as he stepped out of his battered Volvo. She said nothing, but pointed at his bumper (which had a sticker affixed) and then looked at him and screeched, "Hillary??"

I have pics of the whole fam decked out in Hillary buttons and t-shirts as we worked to support her last weekend. Come on back if you'd like and see the men in my life supporting Hillary Clinton for President.

15 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Hi Jen, I have to figure out what this Philanthropy Thursday is all about. I saw that header on a post from Jen (on the edge) a while back, but thought it was just one thing she did. I guess it is bigger than that. I'm going back to read now.

I think it's great that you are cheering for Hillary! JMHO, of course, and I'm not even American. So I *really* shouldn't get involved :)
Heidi

Jen M. said...

Family Adventure, I'll send you some P.T. links....

Joanie said...

I love the men in your life. I really, really do. I love it that Jacob warns me about the danger of eating food dye (aka "color food") and that he gingerly hands me a Power Rangers toy and warns me that "Power Rangers are violent." And I love it that Bob drives a Volvo with a Hillary sticker on it. Gah! It's too wonderful for words.

Mrs. G. said...

I'm a Dem but I'm on the fence...these pictures just might push me over the edge. I'll be back.

I'm impressed with all the writing you are doing. Go, Jen.

Rimarama said...

My husband recently told me that whenever he's in the voting booth and is not familiar with all of the candidates on the ballot, he always votes for the woman. This makes me proud.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I'm right there with you girl waving my "Hillary" flag for President. Hopefully a change for the better...

Crystal said...

Go Hillary! I can't wait to see the pictures!

Jennifer said...

I can picture the scene now. Hilarious! I'm Dem to the core (though I do lean Green) but I'm not sure about Hillary. If she's the one, she'll get my vote...I'm just not sure she's my first choice. I'll be interested in what you have to say on the race.

Circus Kelli said...

Oh great... now I have to go look up "dendrite."

Can't wait to see the pics!

BipolarLawyerCook said...

Go, Jen, Go! For a nondivisive political post, how 'bout "democracy in Pakistan is good?" A blog friend of mine wrote a nice post on it that I've linked to on my blog.

mjd said...

Oh Jen,
You are doing both NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo; you are a wonder woman. Hmmm, politics how about a comparative study of Barack and Hillary?

Maybe another reason that folks assume that you are a conservative is that Ann Coulter look-alike thing. I will be back to see the photos.

Sarcasta-Mom said...

I think I may have to officially throw in the towel on NaNoWriMo. With the holidays fast approaching, I've been prepping for serious craft shows, plus, with everything else, I'm WAY behind.

I'm going to keep struggling on for now, but I don't think I'll make it to 50,000. I guess we'll see...

painted maypole said...

when you knit that dog hair sweat you can raffle it off and then donate the money to Hillary's campaign. There's a Philanthropy thursday for you!

Just Seeking said...

I love the story about Bob. He's the best. I've got the same Hillary sticker, now I just need to get it on my car!
Go Hillary!

Audubon Ron said...

ARCI – NovBlow&Go

You write it, I read it!

Shhhhhu. Mere. Not too loud, but, like I’m voting for the Hillary too. Don’t tell anyone, k? Tween you and me. Yeah. ;)